We just looked at ten fab BPA-free reusable water bottles for adults but kids have different needs. Reusable water bottles for kids need to be absolutely chemical and BPA-free, easy to hold, unbreakable, light-weight, not too large (unless you’ve got my kid – the living H2O fountain), have the proper fluid flow and most of all a child’s reusable water bottle should be a little fun. Reusable water bottles are a great starting point with regards to green living for kids and the more fun the bottle the more inclined they’ll be to use it regularly and happily.
NOTE: I tried to share options for very little ones (such as sippy style bottles) and some for older kids as well. Also, while I did post one or two Tritan bottles for adults, I suggest you skip Tritan material when buying for kids. Kids have developing bodies, and while Tritan is BPA-free, until Tritan bottle manufacturers decide to be completely forthcoming about all chemicals, I personally wouldn’t chance a Tritan bottle for a child.
Following are ten safe, non-toxic reusable water bottle options for the younger set…
Color Change Hydration Bottle by Thermos – one of the coolest water bottles for kids around; simply add icy fluid and designs spring to life on this hypercolor-like bottle. Made from BPA-free, single-wall stainless steel with a fuel style top made from polypropylene. This bottle is easy to use and carry with a wide mouth opening that’s easy for parents to clean and large enough to fit ice cubes. Dishwasher safe and comes in a 24 oz size.
Fluid Toddler Cup by Boon – Fluid is bubbly fun for toddlers and will encourage them to drink. BPA, phthalate and PVC-free, this streamlined vessel has an ergonomic, two-handed grip that is perfect for small hands. The angled spout requires less head tipping, making it more comfortable to use. The two-piece design is dishwasher-safe and holds 9 oz – just right until your toddler is ready to move up to a larger water bottle.
Buy a Boon Fluid.
Crocodile Creek Water Bottles by Crocodile Creek – These beautifully-illustrated, and fun eco-friendly stainless steel drinking bottles are unlined and toxin free. Holds 13 oz. and is 100% recyclable. Lead safe, phthalate-free and BPA free. Very affordable too – under $10 a pop.
Buy a Crocodile Creek Water Bottle.
Vite V2 by Innate – The Vite V2 is a great simple water bottle for kids. Made with premium food-grade stainless steel and a food-grade polypropylene cap. Both parts are recyclable and toxin free. Dishwasher safe which is always a perk for parents plus has a great design that’s easy for little hands to hold and sized to hold 16 oz.
Kid Kanteen by Klean Kanteen – We love Klean Kanteens at my house. Read my in-depth review of Klean Kanteen. Klean Kanteens for kids come in three kid-friendly styles; Kid Kanteen Sippy, Classic Bottle and Wide Bottle – all 12 oz. Bottles are made with chemical free stainless steel and the sippy has a special adapter that works with Avent’s patented sippy cup spout. It’s BPA-free polypropylene and integrates seamlessly with the 12oz Klean Kanteen Classic bottle. All the kid kanteen sizes are easy for small hands to hold, although they can get a little chilly when you first add ice. A wide arrange of colors to choose from so your kid gets his fave.
The Kids’ Bottle Stainless by CamelBak – Kid-sized, fun and easy to clean, this bottle is made from medical-grade stainless steel, with no inner liners or plastic coatings, so naturally BPA-free, stain resistant and taste-free. Also features the patented CamelBak Big Bite Valve with a stem tube and shut-off valve; this detachable one-piece component is simple for kids to use and simple for parents to clean. The no spill cap is easy for small fingers to operate, the clever cap flips open at the touch of a button and the simplified stem and straw are child-safe yet easy to remove for cleaning. All parts are dishwasher safe. The Kids’ Bottle cap is made with food-grade polypropylene while the Bite Valve is constructed with medical grade silicone; the straw is made of polyethylene, the same material used in milk bottles.
The Safe Sippy 2 and the Safe Sporter by Kid Basix – products are single-walled stainless steel to keep them light and maximize volume . The outer sleeve does provide some insulating protection when you put warm or cold beverages in the bottle. All products and their parts are dishwasher safe. The Safe Sippy 2 comes in 11 oz and the Safe Sporter comes in 12 oz or 16 oz. Various colors to choose from – this is a great bottle as it’ll grow with your child.
Beverage Bottles by Lifefactory – Lifefactory beverage bottles are one of the cooler choices for green teens. These are a little heavy, as they’re made with glass, but that also means BPA, phthalate, PVC and polycarbonate free. To ease the glass usage there’s a super slick and safe silicone sleeve wrapped around the glass. A widemouth bottle make it easy to add ice, citrus slices, tea bags, and the handle just looks awesome. Plus bottle and sleeve can be put in the dishwasher together. 22 oz size.
Buy a Lifefactory Beverage Bottle.
Stainless Steel Bottles by Kid Konserve – Kid Konserve water bottles are a great value, with nice minimal design choices. Made with stainless steel so BPA, lead and phthalate Free. 16 oz size.
Whew, if you weren’t sick of water bottles before you must be by now. No more water bottles for a while! Let me know if you have another fave water bottle for kids.